The pandemic has thrown religious worship into turmoil. Some congregations spent months meeting over Zoom, uncertain if in-person worship could be safe. But not every flock-less church faces an afterlife as living spaces stuffed full of “exceptional quirks around every corner” for hipsters. Many have become different kinds of creative spaces and communal gathering spots, often providing what might be considered “secular ministry.”It is unclear how many religious buildings are repurposed. But not all find new uses and some buildings are filled by different congregations.
Source: New York Times October 25, 2020 19:07 UTC